The ninth annual re-enactment of Maj. Harry W. Gilmor's 1864 raid across Baltimore and Harford counties and on the general store in Jerusalem Mill Village will be Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The whole family can enjoy watching military activities, interacting with history interpreters and soldiers, visiting the camps, touring the village and listening to Civil War-era music. Along with the raid that was part of a campaign to disrupt Union transportation and communication lines, Confederate and Union soldiers will reenact Ishmael Day's disastrous attempt to fly the Union flag. On Saturday at noon, the soldiers will set aside their differences long enough to play 19th century baseball with the Chesapeake Nine, a team in the Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club. Visit http://www.jerusalemmill.org for more information and to see the full schedule of activities.
Admission each day is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The special family rate for two adults with three or more children is $25 and admission for children 5 and younger is free.
Historic Jerusalem Mill Village is in Gunpowder Falls State Park, 2813 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville. Once a thriving Quaker settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries, Jerusalem Mill Village is a year-round living history destination and a Preserve America Steward.
This event is sponsored by Friends of Jerusalem Mill, in cooperation with Gunpowder Falls State Park, and is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun